3 Perfect NFL Draft Fits for UNC WR Devontez Walker

Devontez Walker averaged 17 yards per catch for the Tar Heels in 2023
Devontez Walker averaged 17 yards per catch for the Tar Heels in 2023 / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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UNC standout wide receiver Devontez Walker is coming off an impressive 2023 campaign in which he averaged 17 yards per catch with 699 yards and seven TDs in only eight games.

That followed up a season with 921 yards and 11 TDs at Kent State, making Walker one of the top wideouts available in the upcoming NFL Draft. With good size and blazing speed, he should hear his name called within the first two rounds in April.

As the combine gets underway next week, let's look at three perfect draft fits for the excellent deep threat.

3 Perfect NFL Draft Fits for WR Devontez Walker

1. Kansas City Chiefs

The two-time defending Super Bowl champions have a major need at wide receiver and Walker fits the prototype of what Kansas City has lacked. He makes sense as a Marquez Valdes-Scantling replacement should the Chiefs move on from the veteran, and he'd give the team its best deep threat since Tyreek Hill left for Miami.

Walker's route tree is admittedly raw, though he wouldn't have the pressure to produce immediately in Kansas City. Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice would remain the top two passing options, giving Walker time to learn the playbook and develop his skills to make a big contribution later in the season.

Brett Veach has taken two receivers in the second round (Rice and Skyy Moore) during his tenure as the Chiefs' general manager. That seems to be his sweet spot and Walker could be available should Kansas City want to acquire his services.

He's used to catching passes from great QBs after spending time with Drake Maye, so the transition to Patrick Mahomes would feel natural as well.

Plus, wouldn't it be fun to watch Walker compete in the playoffs next year with a chance to win a Super Bowl in his rookie campaign?

This next team needs a receiver as well, though the road to the postseason will be a bit tougher.